2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Église, Domaine des)
Domaine des Pères de l'Église, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2016Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne APRICOT & SANDALWOOD, VIBRANT & VOLUPTUOUS Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the undisputed capital of the Southern Rhone. The region’s very name inspires cravings for burgundy-black wines brimming with exoticism. The region’s rare whites, however, are more exotic still and account for less than 10% of the area’s wine. This outstanding offering is robustly redolent yet resplendently refreshing, combining juicy, ripe, golden fruit with a sweet potpourri of flowers, honey, and restrained toast - a golden sunset in the glass. Serving Suggestion: Seared scallops in a buttery white wine sauce w/ rosemary & garlic. Five-spice roasted butternut squash w/ pine nuts & arugula.